11 Albums I Actually Listened to and Liked in 2012

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So, as we’ve previously established, I am absolutely terrible at making Best Of Anything lists. The lists are either unwieldy or never get finished. But as I was sitting around trying to come up with some songs to play on my year-end CHIRP Radio show, I figured that I might as well . . . → Read More: 11 Albums I Actually Listened to and Liked in 2012

CHIRP Playlist: April 20, 2012

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I played a few songs tonight for Levon Helm, who sadly passed away earlier this week. Kelly Hogan posted a beautiful little blog post on her Tumblr about Helm and her reaction to his death that you should take a few minutes to read.

Hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago‚Äôs . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: April 20, 2012

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, January 13, 2012

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I got through a four hour show without once mentioning the fact that it was Friday the Thirteenth. You can thank me later.

Next week, I’ll be back to my normal-sized two hour show, nothing to worry about. Four hours of me is a lot to take.

11:54 PM John Aler & Gino . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, January 13, 2012

My 2012 Music Resolution

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One of my favorite moments in music in 2011 was the performance by Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers, and Bob Dylan at the Grammys last February.

Mumford and Sons performs “The Cave,” the Avett Brothers perform “Head Full Of Doubt / Road Full Of Promise,” and Bob Dylan fronts the combined bands . . . → Read More: My 2012 Music Resolution

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, November 25, 2011

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Another Friday night in the studio. If you missed me last night, you can catch me on CHIRP this afternoon from 2 to 4 pm, as an extra special bonus show.

I’m off next week, as my band’s got a gig that night. (Occupy This! at Multikulti, music starts at 9 pm, proceeds benefit . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, November 25, 2011

Telluride Bluegrass Festival: June 16-19

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If you’ve been following along here, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of random road trips to far-flung places, all in pursuit of Good Music. It’s a trait also found in my partner-in-musical-crime, Mel, given her many reports from Places Where She Does Not Live. Granted, I don’t always . . . → Read More: Telluride Bluegrass Festival: June 16-19